Air Fryer Carrots

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Air Fryer Carrots are seasoned beautifully and cooked to perfection—crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.

Air Fryer Carrots fresh out of the air fryer.

These Air Fryer Carrots Are…

  • Light and nutritious: Use less oil than oven roasting and much less than frying.
  • Great with everything: Pair with just about any meal!
  • Kid-approved: Sweet and crispy, a hit with kiddos and adults alike.
  • So tasty: Packed with flavor and the best crispy outside, tender inside texture.
  • Easy to prepare: Minimal work required—great for busy weeknights!

All the ingredients in this recipe prepped out for easy preparation.

Air Fryer Carrot Ingredients

  • Carrots: Pick fresh, firm, deep orange ones for sweetness and crunch.
  • Olive oil: Extra virgin for best flavor.
  • Salt and pepper: We love table grind pepper on these carrots.
  • Paprika: Smoked for smokiness, or sweet paprika for mildness.
  • Garlic powder: Loads of flavor without any mincing.
  • Fresh herbs: For added color and flavor.

The veggie being chopped and prepped out into cups.

How To Make Air Fryer Carrots

  1. Prep carrots: Peel, then slice diagonally to get 3 cups.
  2. Season: Toss with olive oil and spices.
  3. Arrange: Single layer in basket.
  4. Air fry: 8-13 mins at 400°F, shake halfway through.
  5. Serve: Hot, with herbs for garnish if desired.

Oil and seasonings being added to the carrots and it all being cooked for these Sir Fryer Carrots.

What To Serve With Air Fryer Carrots

The veggies freshly cooked, ready to be enjoyed.



  • Cool completely: Let carrots cool to room temperature before storing.
  • Airtight container: Transfer to an airtight container.
  • Refrigerate: Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Reheat: For best results, reheat in the air fryer at 350°F until warm and crispy.

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Air Fryer Carrots

5 from 1 vote
Air Fryer Carrots are seasoned beautifully and cooked to perfection—crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Air fryer carrots fresh out of the air fryer.
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Air Fryer Carrots

Air fryer carrots fresh out of the air fryer.
5 from 1 vote
Air Fryer Carrots are seasoned beautifully and cooked to perfection—crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Air Fryer Carrots
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Chelsea Lords
Calories 78kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal (3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika & garlic powder
  • Optional garnish: 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or 2 tsp. fresh thyme


  • PREP: Peel and then slice carrots on the diagonal; each diagonal cut you make should be about 1 inch apart. Measure to ensure you have 3 full cups.
  • SEASON: Add the carrots to a separate bowl (not in the air fryer basket). Drizzle with oil and add all the seasonings, tossing thoroughly for an even coating.
  • AIR FRY: Without any food in it, preheat the Air Fryer at 400°F (200°C) for 4 minutes. Arrange the seasoned carrots in a single layer in the air fryer basket, making sure they do not overlap. (If you have too many carrots to fit in a single layer, cook them in batches.)
  • AIR FRY: Air fry for 8-13 minutes. Halfway through, shake the basket and rearrange the carrots into a single layer again for even cooking.
  • CHECK DONENESS: Carrots are done when they are tender inside with a slightly crisp and charred exterior. Due to variance in air fryer models, if the carrots aren’t sufficiently crispy after 13 minutes, continue air frying, checking every 1-2 minutes.
  • SERVE: Taste and, if needed, season with an additional pinch of salt. Serve hot, straight from the air fryer, garnished with fresh parsley or thyme if desired.

Recipe Notes

Oil Usage: It's important not to reduce the quantity of olive oil, as it ensures the carrots achieve the desired crispiness.
Slicing carrots: For uniform cooking, make sure to slice the carrots into equally sized pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 18945IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 0.4mg

We do our best to provide accurate nutritional analysis for our recipes. Our nutritional data is calculated using a third-party algorithm and may vary, based on individual cooking styles, measurements, and ingredient sizes. Please use this information for comparison purposes and consult a health professional for nutrition guidance as needed.


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